Diverse voices: the 50 best culturally diverse books. This list of culturally diverse books to read, savour and recommend is a joyous celebration of the 50 most fabulous books for children of all ages living in multiracial, multicultural UK today.
Thanks to Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children's Books for sharing the list with us today – and to the experts they called on to pull it together: Julia Eccleshare (the Guardian children's books editor), Jake Hope (from Youth Libraries Group), Library specialist Sarah Smith and Katherine Woodfine from the Book Trust. Tomorrow we'll be launching a discussion blog where you can share your favourite and most inspirational diverse books of all kinds – and there'll be features, blogs, galleries and other stuff on diversity on the site all this week so stay tuned! Early Years Amazing Grace By Mary Hoffman, illustrated by Caroline Binch (Frances Lincoln Children's Books) The classic picture book about the little girl who loves stories and shows us that we can be anything we want to be. Autism Children Books. Children's Books About Disabilities. This list has been sorted by the books' readability levels.
To find what you want, click on a readability grouping below: AC = Adult Read to Children. For Pre-K to Grade 3, ranging from 10 to 30 pages, with illustrations; typically designed for parents to read to their children. JE = Juvenile Easy Reader. For children who are beginning to read on their own, such as those in Grades 1-2; ranging from 30 to 80 pages; illustrations are included to break up the text. JF = Juvenile Fiction. YA = Young Adult. A = Adult. Welcome to Multicultural Children's Literature. Little Parachutes: Children's picture books about Physical Disabilities. GUYS READ. Multicultural Literature Book Lists. All children deserve books in which they can see themselves and the world in which they live reflected.
Diverse literature belongs in every classroom and library -- on the shelves and in the hands of children, librarians, and teachers. The challenge for librarians, teachers and others is identifying authentic, reliable books. Historically, the CCBC has compiled annual statistics on the number of books published annually by and about people of color and from First/Native Nations. Over the years, we've seen those numbers grow, but multicultural literature--which we define as books "by and about people of color" and from First/Native Nations--still represents a small percentage of the overall number of books published for children and teenagers. Beginining in 2018, we began documenting numbers around other aspects of diversity and respresentation in children's and young adult literature, including LGBTQ, and (Dis)Ability. CCBC Resources Recommended Links.